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The Cultural History of Plastic Surgery in China

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Through reviewing the development of plastic surgery from Republican China to contemporary China, this chapter discusses how plastic surgery was transmitted from the West and adopted into China’s ... More


Wound and reconstructive problems in advanced disease

Thomas J. Krizek

in Surgical Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses wound and reconstructive problems found in advanced disease. The author first presents the case of Gertrude, a 68-year-old patient with advanced carcinoma of her breast, who ... More


Introduction

Heather Laine Talley

in Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter briefly discusses beauty culture, the shared set of language, meanings, norms, and practices focused on the cultivation of attractiveness. The topic is essential in ... More


Saving Face: Redeeming a Universal Face

Heather Laine Talley

in Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the activities of the international charitable organization Operation Smile, which conducts medical missions to impoverished countries. In these countries the organization ... More


Clinical Innovation and a Historic Partnership

Antonio M. Gotto and Jennifer Moon

in Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell's Medical School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702136
eISBN:
9781501703676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter discusses how the aftermath of World War I brought wide changes to the practice of medicine. Significant technological advances were made in wound management, reconstructive surgery, ... More


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